Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Taxing drugmakers, distributors for opioid treatment programs upheld by US appeals court

    The U.S. Appeals Court for the Southern District of New York on Sept. 14 upheld a New York law taxing drugmakers and distributors to help address the opioid epidemic.
  2. Audit of New Mexico hospital finds mismanagement, unapproved CEO pay

    Gallup, N.M.-based Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital has been improperly managed and operated, according to a state audit report cited by the Los Alamos Daily Post.
  3. Pennsylvania health system merger could hike costs 20%, economist says

    The estimated $599 million merger of Jefferson Health and Einstein Health Network would push hospital costs higher, an economist commissioned by the Federal Trade Commission testified Sept. 15, according to Law360. 

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  1. 10 highest-paid hospital CEOs in Ohio

    Thomas Zenty III, the CEO of University Hospitals in Cleveland, was the top-paid CEO in Ohio in 2018, according to a ranking from the Cincinnati Business Courier.
  2. New COVID-19 relief package includes $45B for Medicare loan forgiveness

    A bipartisan group of 50 lawmakers in the U.S. House unveiled a nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package Sept. 15. 
  3. Providence executive Mike Butler to retire

    Mike Butler, president of operations and strategy at Renton, Wash.-based Providence, is retiring, the health system announced Sept. 15. 
  4. CVS Health to invest $13.7M to renovate low-income housing in Ohio

    CVS Health said Sept. 16 that it is investing $13.7 million to help renovate 230 low-income housing apartments in Columbus, Ohio, as part of its commitment to invest nearly $600 million over five years to address racial inequality and social determinants of health in Black communities. 
  1. Charges for COVID-19 tests range from a penny to $14K

    COVID-19 diagnostic test charges range from 1 cent to $14,750, according to a study published Sept. 15 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. 
  2. Maine 'superspreader' wedding linked to 7 COVID-19 deaths

    A wedding in Maine in early August has been linked to 175 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, The Washington Post reports.
  3. Essentia Health delays opening of $900M hospital campus by 1 year

    Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health will delay opening its new hospital campus to patients until fall 2023, a year later than originally planned, according to the StarTribune. 
  4. Top 10 physician specialties using telemedicine

    Endocrinology is the physician specialty with the highest rate of telemedicine adoption, according to Doximity's 2020 State of Telemedicine report.

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  1. Telemedicine will drive $29B in healthcare services this year, report finds

    Telemedicine is expected to account for more than 20 percent of all medical visits conducted in the U.S. in 2020, representing a total of $29 billion in healthcare services, according to a Sept. 16 Doximity report. 
  2. 8 health systems with strong finances

    Here are eight health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.
  3. Vitamin D deficiency linked to higher risk of coronavirus infection

    New research shows a link between vitamin D deficiency and the risk of becoming infected with the new coronavirus.
  4. Few children with cancer and COVID-19 needed to be hospitalized in NYC, study shows

    Only 5 percent of pediatric cancer patients needed to be hospitalized for symptoms of COVID-19, a study of children in New York City shows.
  5. Heart inflammation found in some athletes with COVID-19, study shows

    Some competitive college athletes show evidence of inflamed heart muscle or myocarditis, according to study published in JAMA Cardiology.
  6. Small changes with big payoffs for heart programs: 2 cardiologists weigh in

    The field of cardiovascular medicine is ripe with technological advancements, new research findings and therapies to improve care for patients with heart conditions. But sometimes it's not about getting that brand new technology or drug. 
  7. Palomar Health nurses protest CEO's pay raise amid layoffs

    A pay raise for Palomar Health's CEO, Diane Hansen, sparked a protest by nurses Sept. 15 at Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Medical Center, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. 
  8. Arkansas Children's names president of research institute, chief research officer

    Arkansas Children's in Little Rock has selected Pete Mourani, MD, as president of its research institute and senior vice president and chief research officer for the health system, effective Dec. 7.
  9. 4 hospitals hiring nurses

    The following hospitals are hiring nurses:

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